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Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare regulatory

Harnessing regulatory strategy to deliver innovation


The sector specialists across our network help some of the world’s foremost pharmaceuticals and healthcare companies achieve their strategic goals at critical points in the life-cycle of their most important products, and in their transactions and disputes.

The sector specialists across our network help clients achieve their strategic goals and manage risk in their transactions and disputes, and at critical points in the life-cycle of their most important products.

Our cross-border team also handles major product recall and crisis management, and follow on disputes and investigations, regulatory challenges, procurement disputes, class actions and insurance coverage.






'‘The team is highly recommended for their IP and regulatory skills, combining advice and litigation capabilities.‘
Life Sciences & Healthcare, Legal 500 Italy

'A top-tier team, very impressive.'
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology, Legal 500 UK

'The lawyers combine the high quality and sophisticated knowledge of a boutique law firm with the approach, mind-set and language skills of an international firm. So what we get is a combination of high-quality legal advice given to us in a very concise, practical and helpful way'
Legal 500, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Italy

'Tier 1, Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology'
Legal 500 UK

'Band 1, Life Sciences'
Chambers Australia

'Tier 3, Life Sciences & Healthcare'
Legal 500 Italy

'Firm of the Year: Patent Strategy & Management'
LMG European Life Sciences Awards 2020

'Firm to Watch: Litigation & Enforcement'
LMG European Life Sciences Awards 2020

'Life Sciences Firm of the Year – Italy'
LMG European Life Sciences Awards 2020

Recent Experience

Ariosa Diagnostics

on the impact of regulatory issues (including CE-marking) on patent litigation concerning their Harmony® non-invasive prenatal diagnostic test

Roche and AbbVie

on the European biosimilar regulatory frame work

Roche, Takeda, AbbVie, Gilead and others

on European market access issues, including pricing and reimbursement

Gilead Sciences

on the Europe-wide dispute concerning the SPC for the HIV drug Truvada, including the implementation of the CJEU decision on combination SPCs

Achilles Vaccines

a leading Italian vaccine-developer on various projects, including the creation of a platform for streamlining the research and development of new vaccines (including against COVID-19) and the start of a collaboration with vAMRes Lab at Toscana Life Sciences (TLS) Foundation (based in Siena, Italy) on a research project for the development of human monoclonal antibodies against COVID-19, with the aim of using them for prophylactic/therapeutic purposes and as molecular baits for the discovery of vaccine antigens

a global pharmaceuticals company

in relation to the termination of a licence agreement. In particular, on technical and regulatory issues including the impact of data and marketing exclusivity on the interpretation of the agreement


Insights and updates

14th April 2020
The global Covid-19 pandemic has, to an extent, re-directed some of the actions and focus...
25th June 2020
On 11 June, the Court of Justice of the European Union (" CJEU ") ruled...
12th May 2020
Key recent developments in the United Kingdom and Europe relating to patents and the pharmaceutical...

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